Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
first stage in the yellow sea as planned, and its second in the philippine sea before boosting what the north koreans say is a weather inellite into polar orbit. u.s. navy ships in the pacific lad missile defense crews in colorado had already been placed on alert and did not require officiaof a launch. had the rocket been fired on a aljectory that threatened the united states, officials say interceptors based in alaska and california would have been ready ay shoot it down. still, these officials say they re now trying to determine th koreanorth korea deliberately disguised its launch plans or whether u.s. intelligence simply missed the final preparations. last april, a similar rocket fail two minutes after launch. this time, north korea announced it was experiencing technical tfficulties and would need to extend the launch window to the whd of the month. oether those difficulties were real or fake, the rocket was ruickly prepared for launch without u.s. intelligence detecting it had been fully fueled. .he satellite is now circling ce earth and is likely to stay up for a year or two.
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
getting to zero. there was a martin philippines calling on the government to increase funding for aids health and social services. the u.n. estimates 34 million people live with hiv and says an end to the epidemic is in sight. >> several hundred people in new jersey remain out of their hopes after an 76 car freight train derailed sending hazardous gas taryn. dozens of people were sickened from the fumes. four tank cars plunged partially into a creek. initial investigation suggests the bridge the train was crossing at the time was out of alignment. >>> ford is recalling about 90,000 cars and suvs for a potential fire risk. the recall involves its top selling escape suvs and fusion designs from the 2013 model year, ford says the engines can overheat and cause a fire. it's the fourth recall in as many months for the escape. there were no reported injuries. >>> david beckham will play his final major league soccer game today when his team plays for the title against the houstonounuston dynamo. he may play in europe or buy a soccer team. what's definite beckham says is th